Earthquake news related to recent events (in-depth articles) will be written as updates in these (recent) articles. These articles can be found in the top 10 excerpts on the homepage. Updates for earlier earthquakes can be found on these pages. This page will be regularly updated.
$$$ link to the full article $$$$$$ We advise to read it!
New Zealand (volcanoes)
Volcanoes in New Zealand will undergo the same kind of violent eruption witnessed in Chile, which scientists say is a timely warning for Kiwis to consider their own preparedness. GNS vulcanologist Graham Leonard said Ruapehu, Tongariro and Taranaki were all capable of producing eruptions which had as much force as Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. $$$
Japan (JMA magnitude calculation)
The Great East Japan Earthquake revealed the grim fact: The Japan Meteorological Agency is ill-equipped to quickly assign a magnitude to huge quakes striking near the Japanese archipelago. The agency took nearly three hours after the giant quake struck off northeastern Japan on March 11 to announce a magnitude close to 9. $$$
United States, California (new fault)
You’d think in a seismically active area like California that every potentially earthquake-producing fault to be found would’ve been identified. It turns out there are plenty of such faults hiding in the ground, and one of them has just been found. $$$
Japan tsunami (underwater pictures)
When the massive tsunami slammed into Japan entire towns and villages were left submerged, forgotten and frozen in time. Now, a team of scuba divers have released a series of incredible underwater images from below the waves, showing just some of the millions of possessions and personal items that were lost. $$$
Australia (tsunami modeling)
The beach suburb of Kingston, south of Hobart, is being used to model the impact of a tsunami on buildings along the shoreline. The landmark study is being done by a PhD student at the University of New South Wales and will produce a computer model that could be used by coastal communities around Australia and overseas. $$$
Japan (identifying bodies)
Dentists work in one room of the Miyagi prefectural police headquarters trying to match dental records with unidentified bodies in the morgue. The dentists check on the type of treatment on the teeth of the bodies and conduct a database search using biometric identification techniques. A number of dentists compare every tooth with various records and discuss among themselves to determine if an identification can be confirmed. $$$
Jamaica (earthquake preparedness)
In late December 2010, acting director of the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Joan Latchman, warned Caribbean countries to be prepared for an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0. This was shortly after Trinidad and Tobago was rocked by a 5.1 magnitude quake, and 11 months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake had wreaked havoc on Haiti. $$$
QuakeSOS+ and QuakeSOS free are iPhone applications developed by Armand Vervaeck, the founder of Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is feeding the users with Earthquake Report news. The 0.99 US$ QuakeSOS+ version will support the activities of SOS Earthquakes.
Earthquake-Report.com headlines on twitter
@OnlyQuakeNews : Get all the headlines of our earthquake-report.com articles + regular updates on ongoing events
@QuakeSOS : earthquake-report.com news + automatic earthquake notifications of USGS earthquakes of M 4.0 or higher with emphasis to earthquakes in the America’s and the Pacific Ocean sphere (4 and up) and a lot of the rest of the world (5 and up). This account was created for our QuakeSOS and QuakeSOS+ iPhone applications
@ShakingEarth : earthquake-report.com news + automatic earthquake notifications of EMSC earthquakes of M 4.0 or higher with emphasis to earthquakes in European and Asian / Middle East sphere (4 and up) and a lot of the rest of the world (5 and up). This account was originally created to stimulate our Facebook account
@QuakeMaps : earthquake-report.com news with mapping notifications of ALL earthquakes M 3.0 and higher from all over the world via EMSC and USGS. This account was created for our http://www.quake-maps.com website